“Her life story touched my heart. At that moment, I decided I won’t take a cent from her,” said one of the plumbers.
She asked for “a list of all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren so she could pray for them.” Then 400 people showed up.
“These items cannot be replaced,” an employee for the aging survivor said.
Intimidation by the same group led a Jewish community in northern Sweden to dissolve itself last year.
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany negotiated the deal with the German government.
Cohen stayed silent about the horrors she lived through for four decades before finding the strength to describe it to younger generations.
The exhibit was set up with the support of Minnesota Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf, whose parents survived the Holocaust.
It was a mysterious, mislabeled canister that sat for 50 years, undisturbed, in the University of Akron’s archives.
His shoulders carry life and death and life. His shoulders carry a pure definition of survival that my feeble mind, body, and heart will never be able to understand. His shoulders carry me.
Images from the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation from around the globe.